Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill & Ruthrieston Learn more

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Information I have obtained from a senior member of council staff has revealed that the council spends so little on road repairs it would take over 100 years to resurface all of Aberdeen’s roads! The situation with pavement repairs is even worse. At current spending levels, it would take 456 years to resurface all of Aberdeen’s […]

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I am delighted that, after a great deal of pressure, the council has resurfaced Ruthrieston Road outside Ruthrie Court and the section of Ruthrie Road at its junction with Ruthrieston Road. This was in a terrible state. I will keep pressing for other badly broken, potholed and uneven roads and pavements in our area to be resurfaced. […]

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Wheelie bin profusion

by Ian Yuill on 1 May, 2017

Whilst, after a few initial problems, the new arrangements for collecting waste and material for recycling from people’s homes is now mostly working well, I have had several complaints from people about the very large number of wheelie bins now sitting on some streets. This is a particular problem on roads with tenements or blocks […]

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South Anderson Drive and Anderson Drive verges

by Ian Yuill on 11 March, 2017

After being contacted by residents, I have once again urged the Chief Executive of Scottish Government agency Transport Scotland to take action to get the many bare and churned up areas on the grass verges of South Anderson Drive and Anderson Drive levelled and re-seeded or re-turfed. These verges are in a disgraceful state and […]

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Mannofield shops – what’s going on?

by Ian Yuill on 5 March, 2017

I have been contacted by a number of residents over the last few weeks asking what is happening at the Mannofield shops and why some of the shops are closing. Some people also asked whether there were any plans to replace the shops with flats. The renewal of leases for the shops is obviously a […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors today proposed investing in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment at Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting. The Liberal Democrats also squarely put the blame for the cuts Aberdeen City Council is making on the SNP Scottish Government which has cut the council’s funding for 2017/18  by over […]

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A new bridge over the River Dee – my views

by Ian Yuill on 19 February, 2017

A number of people have asked me recently what my views are on the proposals to build a new bridge over the River Dee. Why I support building a new bridge I support building a new bridge over the Dee as this will: Increase the capacity of the bridges over the Dee Make is safer […]

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I recently carried out a survey asking how residents would like to see better use made of Ruthrieston Outdoor Sports Centre on Pitstruan Place. Residents made a wide range of suggestions to me about how better use could be made of our local outdoor sports centre and I shared these with Sport Aberdeen, the organisation […]

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The SNP Scottish Government, with the support of Green MSPs, has imposed a huge cut of £13 million from Aberdeen City Council’s budget. This massive cut will place tremendous pressure on Aberdeen City Council – already the worst-funded council in Scotland. This SNP funding cut will mean a massive real terms reduction in the money available for […]

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South Anderson Drive tree dots explained

by Ian Yuill on 15 January, 2017

Council staff have now provided me with further information about the markings – one or two dots – on many of the trees on South Anderson Drive.  One dot means the tree is to be removed, whilst two means it is to be pruned. On the western side of South Anderson Drive between Ruthrieston Road and […]

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